Monday, 18 December 2017

Merry Wishes

 We are certainly feeling very festive here now...........these are some pictures of my studio this week........i've been working on a magazine commission with a deadline just after the new year.....
 ..............and i've been wrapping presents in here too as it's quite a good place to hide them....
 .............. we found a cute little tall thin tree which is just right in here.........
 .............one of my red and white cushions, old letters tied up with christmas ribbon and a pretty cath kidston mug from a few years ago.......
 ............downstairs on the china cupboard is a handmade fabric bird (from my 'modern vintage gifts' book) in a holly heart (from gisela graham)............and below in the sitting room is the maileg pixie boy on the quilt cupboard (which has been sorted out and lots of the quilts moved to a new storage place...more about this later)......
 ...........so much sorting out going on here and having less 'stuff' around is very peaceful.......
 ..............molly is so happy snuggled among the quilts, blankets and pixies.......this is how she looked before her christmas hair cut........she looks different now :)...........we tried on her christmas collar today but it was a bit too big so will have to be adjusted to fit..........
 .................the flowers below are happily blooming and all the little xmas signs are reappearing....
 .............as well as red and white quilts i also love red, white and blue ones too..........this is the evening star one i made a few years ago...........
 ............and this is the nordic stitches one made with moda charm packs and  some red applique reindeer....this is just a peek and i'll show the whole quilt properly in a future post.....
 ............the lists are getting ticked off and the food shopping is ordered.......the mince pies and christmas cookies have been baked.............we have been to the children's carol service and listened to the sweetest young voices singing and enjoyed the candles lighting the darkness...........
 ..............next week i will be taking a little blog break to enjoy the festive family times......
............thank you to everyone who visits me here through the year and special thanks for the kind comments you take the time to leave me, i always love to read them............ wishing all my dear readers a very merry christmas and happy holidays, peace, love and goodwill...........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxooooooooooooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

26 comments:

Ali said...

Just beautiful!!! Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas xxx

Jane said...

Everything looks so festive Helen. How lovely to be at the carol service with your grandchildren...magical. Wishing you and your dear family a very merry Christmas, have fun and make some wonderful memories together. Hugs xxx

Kate said...

Beautiful Helen! The red and white looks so pristine.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Quilting moesje said...

Red white and maileg :0)
Stars quilt s Lively too!

ellie said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. I think the evening star quilt is my new favorite!! Stunning. May your Christmas be blessed, and the coming year filled with peace and good health for you and your family.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Your Nordic stitches quilt looks amazing Helen...looking forward to the big reveal! Little Molly looks very cosy among the quilts. :)
So lovely that you got to enjoy carols with your little ones, we were at a candlelit carol service last night too and it certainly makes you feel very Christmassy!
It is all looking very festive at your house Helen, wishing you and your lovely family a very happy Christmas!!
V xxx

Teresa Kasner said...

I truly do love your home, all the nice white with the pops of color and the handcrafted gems you make. I hope you have a fabulous holiday time with your children and grandchildren! Sending you my warmest wishes, and see you here when you return.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)
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Brenda Pruitt said...

I love that white stove! I have a black one. Not nearly as pretty. Love the quilt too!
Brenda

Anonymous said...

So pretty all the red and white. Hope you have a very Blessed Christmas and a Joyous New Year!




Sophia

Lorrie said...

Happy Christmas to you and your family, Helen. I so much enjoy visiting your blog and seeing your lovely creations and the beauty of everyday life. Your colour palette is so fresh and pretty. Have a most wonderful time with your loved ones, and a very Happy New Year.

KC'sCourt! said...

Your craft room is lovely.
Merry Christmas to everyone

Julie xxxxxxxxxx

Jacky H said...

Looks like everything is ready for the big day. It's nice to see your quilts out on display.Happy Christmas to everyone.

Jacky H said...

Looks like everything is ready for the big day. It's nice to see your quilts out on display.Happy Christmas to everyone.

handmade by amalia said...

Love the little tree and the bird in the holly heart and everything else, really. Happy Holidays to you and yours, Helen.
Amalia
xo

Joan Mc said...

Thank you Helen for a year of very enjoyable and pretty blogs!! I have loved reading them and have so many ideas for the year to come. Just hope I get an early start!! Have a lovely Christmas and a Happu New Year. Joan Mc

Studio Maywyn said...

Molly, fabric birds, and a charming tree are what a holiday heart needs. Beautiful!
Merry Christmas!

Rhona said...

Merry Christmas, Helen! Molly looks to comfy snuggled in those beautiful quilts :)

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Merry Christmas! Thank you for all your posts this year!

Debby said...

beautiful

Christine B. said...

So sorry not to have had the time to visit your beautiful blog quite so frequently recently. I have had a bit of a busy time but, I am hoping to get back to blogging (both writing and reading) again in the New Year. You house looks so wonderful Helen.... a truly magical place. I love all your Christmas additions. Wishing you and your family the most wonderful Christmas and every best wish for a happy and peaceful 2018! Hugs Christine x

Wood Fairy said...

Your home looks so pretty and welcoming, you have a very Nordic style; I love Molly, what a dear little dog. Wishing you all the best for Christmas and New Year 2018.

Pat's Patch said...

Your Christmas home is beautiful. Gorgeous quilts look forward to seeing more of the lovely Nordic one as well. Wishing you and your family a magical time and a happy peaceful New year. Love Pat xoxo

Cream Linen said...

Merry Christmas to you dear Helen.I hope you have a great holiday time and a wonderful new year.Tina xxx

sew said...

Enjoy the festivities with your family and little Molly!
Thank you for another year of colourful craft and inspiration.

Jo said...

Merry Christmas! Love from Jo xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Such a beautiful festive post Helen!...Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas with your family ❤️🎄❤️
Susan x